MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Linköping University

Program Description

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Linköping University

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management, 120 credits

The master’s programme Industrial Engineering and Management aims to provide students, who have a solid base in engineering with the tools needed to integrate engineering, economy and mathematics. The programme prepares students for careers as managers or project leaders in the industry.

Building on the students’ engineering background, the programme provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach. It also increases their ability to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner.

The first semester consists of mandatory courses in industrial project management, corporate organisation, programming, and production and quality management, placing the students’ engineering skills in the context of industrial management. The following semesters students can choose to specialise in fields such as innovation management, operation management, or quality management.

  • The operation management profile focuses on the skills needed to apply a holistic view of production and operations management issues, in both manufacturing and service industries. This profile is mathematically intensive and uses quantitative methods to describe problems, analyse operations issues, and provide solutions for industries facing a dynamic, changing environment.
  • The innovation management profile focuses on developing and commercialising innovative products and new solutions. Central topics are technology and project management, product development and entrepreneurship.
  • The quality management profile provides knowledge on creating and sustaining an effective organisation. Quality management is a set of concepts and practices characterised by core principles such as customer focus, process management, continuous improvement, everyone’s participation, fact-based decisions and committed leadership. One of the central questions is how an organisation can improve its processes to provide maximum benefits to customers through the best use of available resources.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares students for interesting careers in cutting edge industries, for example as a research and development project leader in larger technologically intensive companies, or as a CTO (Chief Technical Officer) in smaller companies or start-ups. Students choosing to specialise in finance may also pursue careers in larger financial institutions or companies with own finance divisions.

Programme facts

  • Degree: Master of Science with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Language: English
  • Duration: Two years, 120 credits
  • Pace of study: Full-time
  • Campus: Linköping
  • Application code: LIU-91124
  • Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan
  • Start date: August / September

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year

Programme specific requirements

Applicants shall have:

  • a bachelor’s degree with a major in an engineering subject
  • at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
140,000 SEK
Jan. 15, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Linköping
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 140,000 SEK
All others (per academic year) ; Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees